Joey Beltram ‎– Classics

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Joey Beltram Energy Flash 5:49
Joey Beltram Jazz 303 4:50
Joey Beltram Subsonic Trance 3:30
Joey Beltram Psycho Bass 5:00
Joey Beltram My Sound 4:13
Joey Beltram The Melody 4:43
Joey Beltram Sub-Bass Experience 4:55
Joey Beltram The Reflex 4:53
Second Phase Mind To Mind 5:35
Second Phase Mentasm 4:23
Mental Mayhem Joey's Riot 4:28
Open Mind The Trance 4:40
Disorder (2) Groove Attack 3:24

Versions (9)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 96100 Joey Beltram Classics(2xLP, Comp) R & S Records RS 96100 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
SRCS 8258 Joey Beltram Classics(CD, Comp) Sony Records SRCS 8258 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
RS 96100 CD Joey Beltram Classics(CD, Comp) R & S Records RS 96100 CD Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
RS 96100 CD, RTD 119.3122.2 Joey Beltram Classics(CD, Comp) R & S Records, Rough Trade RS 96100 CD, RTD 119.3122.2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
RS 96100 Joey Beltram Classics(2xLP, Comp, RP) R & S Records RS 96100 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
RS 96100DB Joey Beltram Classics(13xFile, FLAC, Comp) R & S Records RS 96100DB Belgium 2008
RS 96100DB Joey Beltram Classics(13xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) R & S Records RS 96100DB Belgium 2008
RS96100RM, RS 96100 CD Joey Beltram Classics(CD, Comp, RE, RM, Sup) R & S Records, R & S Records RS96100RM, RS 96100 CD Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
RS96100 Joey Beltram Classics(Cass, Comp, Promo) R & S Records RS96100 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version

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MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

November 11, 2020
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, RS 96100 CD
Personal faves

Subsonic Trance
Psycho Bass
Mind To Mind
Mentasm
Joey's Riot
The Trance
Groove Attack

I still can't really listen to Energy Flash these days as it was played to absolute death back then! Still, it has great classic drum programming by Beltram! Peace ;)
captcta1

captcta1

October 13, 2015
referencing Classics, 2xLP, Comp, RS 96100
great a beltram classics cd BUT my vinyl encodings are nicer! too muffled, its been declicked quite badly, so its lost its punchiness and brightness, a real rip off really.

mantra_mindware

mantra_mindware

November 4, 2010
referencing Classics, 2xLP, Comp, RS 96100
Basically this is a compilation of the Beltram Vol.1 & Vol.2 series. Plus the Mentasm a and b-side.
However if you did not get them by that time buy this release. What is a bit neglected here is that track A2 and A4 coproduced by Per Martinsen (The Alien) and therefore sound much more futuristic than Joeys other trax.
---frank---

---frank---

October 12, 2008
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, RE, RM, Sup, RS96100RM, RS 96100 CD
No argument, genius music that more people should have access to so a great reason for this remaster/rerelease to exist. HOWEVER I'm still p!ssed off with the label for this lazy 'remaster'. If you couldn't hear it before then you will now, tracks 5-13 are full of vinyl noise. Do R+S have the master tapes or what? What you get is essentially the same sound quality as the last release but louder and brighter. If you have the old release just run it through Wavelab or something, R+S do not deserve more of your money for this. I suppose it was a long time ago, maybe they didn't realise what they had and the masters got reused for some other recording. Or maybe they just couldn't be bothered.
maroko

maroko

July 31, 2008
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, RE, RM, Sup, RS96100RM, RS 96100 CD

Now that R & S Records repressed one of their most prominent and sought after releases, collectors must be on the verge of suicide when taking into consideration that the original 1996 release of Joey Beltram's "Classics" release fetched astronomical prices all over the internet throughout the years.
Don't be fooled though, as now is your chance to grab hold of some of the finest electronic music ever recorded onto any format, media, whatever.
This is about as timeless as it gets. All tracks are classics, as the title implies. Each and every one out of the 13 total numbers.
Do not waste too much time either, because my bet is that this repress will be regarded as a top of the line rarity in a few years from now. Joey Beltram is a pioneering veteran of the scene, and this single disc encompasses some of the key master strokes of his early days.
In fact, you'd just have to hate the slightest thought of the word -techno- with a vengance if you don't treat yourself with this gem. Enjoy!
Oh yeah: the fresh and up to date remastered sound is ace as well. You still reading?
Stop!
Grab your wallet and make a run for your copy. Now.
Whitey

Whitey

March 20, 2004
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, RS 96100 CD

Many of us grew up and got hooked on techno because of the likes of Beltram.....simple yet addictive tracks that at the time set the standard so many followed. Energy Flash, My Sound and Mentasm happen to be my favourites although this album is worth every penny as each track is unique and memorable. Old School at its best.
GENRE

GENRE

May 8, 2003
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, RS 96100 CD

Giacomo ~ it is innappropriate to compare Beltram of early nineties with todays digitally sequenced techno and trance. To truly appreciate this it really needs to be listened to next to its contempories back then. Early Beltram had such an impact on the evolution of dance because it was so different, radical and simply hard!. Yes, by today's standards it is somewhat laboured and clumsy but you acknowledge how it was made (4 tracks & analogue synths). Without the influence of records like this I doubt whether todays trance would be around. One should also not forgot the impact these tunes had on dance culture in particular the explosion of the European Rave scene. Any one interested in dance music should own a copy of this : Respect Due.
eye_c_red

eye_c_red

April 26, 2003
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, RS 96100 CD
For a deplorable price, you get a full collection of fantastic classics. These tracks might be -and sound?- old but they are definetely too good, especially if you like the old school type. Anyway, Energy Flash is in itself a sufficient reason for buying it! :o) Ecstacy, ecstacy...
giacomo

giacomo

January 20, 2003
referencing Classics, CD, Comp, RS 96100 CD

Ok, it was 1990, technology not as advanced in musicmaking software as it is now, but this collection of early Beltram hits is so stiff and clumsy as to be almost impossible to listen to nowadays.
You can appreciate the sound production if you use a pair of good headphones, though.